: having a trunk especially of a specified kind
usually used in combination
a gray-trunked tree

Examples of trunked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boy Scout Tree Trail, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park So named because a troop leader supposedly discovered this 2,000-year-old double-trunked redwood in the 1930s, the Boy Scout Tree Trail is Northern California at its finest. Eric Rosen, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2023 Replace a pine tree with a Strawberry shrub (Arbutus unedo compacta), a handsome, multi-trunked shrub that can be pruned to grow tree-like with a single trunk. oregonlive, 2 June 2021 My Bauhaus earrings, the upside down off center U shape are lifted from this double trunked tree in our yard. Laura Demarco, cleveland, 4 Oct. 2019 All that remained were thick-trunked trees and leaves trembling slightly in the breeze. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trunked was in 1640

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Cite this Entry

“Trunked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trunked. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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